Oh what a hopeless romantic I've become! Mr. FT thinks so too. He said something about a bull, but I think he meant to say bow....as in "Bow and Arrow".....you know, that crazy little Cupid dude.
And that's what Valentines Day is all about!
|In a bowl, mix a cup of flour and 1/2 cup salt.|
|Add a 1/2 cup of water and mix until you get a nicely shaped ball of dough.|
|Split dough into as many colors as you want. Knead the color in thoroughly. Roll out on a floured (I used cornstarch) surface, about 1/8 of an inch thick.|
|Cut out all the dough. If you made a double batch as I did, then you will be cutting out dough for a long time!|
|A straw to poke a hole for your string is the perfect tool. You can blow the dough holes at your loved one as a romantic gesture, and it keeps your straw cleared for the next hole. Believe me, they will love it!|
|A few stamps were used on some of the dough hearts. Do this before it dries.|
|Bake for about 15 minutes in a 170 to 200 degree oven. When done, turn off oven and let sunbathe in there until the oven has cooled down.|
|I painted the heart ensuring the paint went into the depressions from the stamp.|
|With a damp rag, the excess paint was wiped off!|
|A few glasses of wine later.....|
|a dab of the hot stuff!|
|A string was attached to the heart. I tied a knot in the one side so that the third heart wouldn't slide down, as pictured below.|
|A few drops of fragrance oil was rubbed on the back of the hearts. This took a day to soak in.|